Superintendent Gary McKenzie, head of the Westmoreland Police Division and Micai Stone, a son of the deceased
The 13 year-old boy who is believed to have stabbed his mother to death at their home in Berkshire, Bethel Town, Westmoreland on Wednesday is to appear before the Family Court on Friday.
Superintendent Gary McKenzie, head of the Westmoreland Police Division, says investigators are in discussions with the Office of the Childrens' Advocate to provide him with legal representation.
Superintendent McKenzie said the boy may have to undergo a psychological evaluation.
He said the police have not yet established a motive but cannot definitively say at this time that the teenager committed the murder.
The teenager was taken into custody shortly after the body of his mother, 44 year-old farmer Petrenia McDonald, was found by residents.
A knife was reportedly found at the scene.
Ms McDonald's 19 year-old son, Micai Stone, told RJR News that he had visited his mother and brother shortly before the incident.
He said after he left, he was alerted that something had happened to his mother.
He went back to the house and discovered her lifeless body.
Mr. Stone said he is in disbelief that his brother would have killed their mother.